Illinoisans can officially return to near-normalcy after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions, following the Governor’s announcement of the move to Phase 5 effective June 11.
This change is just in time for kids to get out of school and for summer plans and trips to be scheduled.
Phase 5 will do the following:
- All sectors of the economy reopen with businesses, schools, and recreation resuming to normal operations with new safety guidance and procedures.
- Large events, conventions, and festivals can resume
Moving to Phase 5 requires that testing, treatment, and tracing are widely available throughout the state, and that positivity rates and certain other COVID-19 metrics are below certain levels.
Recently, the Illinois State Board of Education voted for students to return to in-person learning this fall.